Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Vintage 50’s

    • 60 $
    • $

Early 50’s inspired Alnico III Strat pickups. The V-50’s are a sweet, delicate, chimey and glassy set of early 50’s inspired Strat pickups. Vintage tone with great sustain and dynamics. Alnico III. Formvar wire. Handwound, A beautiful set of pickups for any Strat.

Bridge: 6.4k, Neck and Middle: 5.6k

Built the old fashioned way.

  • Hand-beveled magnets
  • Hand-assembled bobbins
  • Lacquer dipped prior to winding
  • Vintage push-back wire leads

A NOTE ABOUT SOUND CLIPS:

Corporate marketing hype has made it mostly necessary to include sound clips and resistance specifications. Both have very limited meaning and are, in many ways, lies. The best player can make the lousiest guitar loaded with the cheapest pickups played through the lamest amp sound downright amazing. For that reason I feel that clips are misleading. Clips let you hear almost everything except the pickup and primarily the amp in a controlled environment that’s not readily reproducible. Please take these thoughts into consideration.

DEMO DETAILS:

Guitar: American Strat – Alder body, Maple neck

Amp: Revel Custom ‘Lilman (1×12 super-light 5F6A)

Mic: SM57

Reverb: Fender Standalone Unit

Vintage Revel Strat pickups are constructed true to vintage methods. There’s obviously something special about the best of these classic pickups and we feel it’s worth preserving with our vintage offerings. 

Every magnet is weighed for consistency and hand-beveled. The magnets are then individually pressed into the flat work and the assembly cleaned. The assembled bobbin is then dipped in lacquer and left to dry. This dipping bonds the magnets and flat work together and helps to protect the pickup for many, many years of use. 

The magnets are then wrapped with a special paper tape to further protect the assembly and assure its longevity. We build our pickups to last forever. Then the pickup is scatterwound with a particular wire of particular gauge chosen to produce the exact tone of the pickup in question. All of our Stratocaster replacement pickups are wound by hand. 

The leads are then attached and the resistance and inductance are measured. Finally the pickup is potted in pure paraffin wax. This is the one slight difference between the vintage method and ours. Simple paraffin is better and so we use it exclusively. 

1 review for Vintage 50’s

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Freddy McDonnel

    Sweet and delicate is right. These pickups sing. I’m floored by the sustain out of these. I’m hearing aspects of notes I have never heard from a strat before.

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